|Born: March 19, 1947|
|September 15, 1971, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 23, 1974, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Earned run average||4.14|
Donald Gary Rose (born March 19, 1947 in Covina, California) is a former professional baseball player who played three seasons for the New York Mets, California Angels, and San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.
On May 24, 1972, Rose became only the third Major League pitcher in history to hit a home run on the very first pitch they faced in their first plate appearance. It would be the only home run of his Major League career.
- "May 24, 1972 California Angels at Oakland Athletics Play by Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. May 24, 1972. Retrieved December 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Don Rose Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet, or Pelota Binaria (Venezuelan Winter League)